Interior Ministry orders Chonburi to prepare emergency blackout plans

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The Interior Ministry has ordered local officials to prepare contingency plans should a power blackout like that which hit 14 southern provinces last month occur in Chonburi.

At a May 28 meeting with district and city officials, Gov. Khomsan Ekachai said the Interior Ministry is requiring authorities across the country to prepare emergency plans following the May 22 blackout that affected tourist resorts in Phuket, Koh Samui and Hat Yai.

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (2nd left) meets with officials to discuss their monthly agenda.Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (2nd left) meets with officials to discuss their monthly agenda.

Local authorities, the ministry said, will be responsible for mobilizing forces to assist residents.

The two-hour outage, the largest in Thailand’s history, was attributed to a transmission-line failure in Prachuap Khiri Khan, which cut off supply from central Thailand.

In other routine business, bureaucrats also reviewed plans to plant tree saplings for HM the Queen’s upcoming birthday, and discussed drug rehabilitation programs and budgets.